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Volume: 14 Issue: 12
(December 2017)

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Mauritius: Data Protection Bill introduced

Data Protection Leader confirmed, on 5 December 2017, with Ammar Oozeer, Barrister at BLC Robert & Associates, that the Cabinet of Ministers (‘the Cabinet’) had agreed, on 1 December 2017, to introduce the Data Protection Bill (No. XIX of 2017) (‘the Bill’) to the National Assembly. The Bill seeks to bring Mauritius’ data protection framework into line with international standards, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’), by repealing the Data Protection Act 2004. Additionally, the Bill aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business in the digital economy and promote the safe transfer of personal data to and from foreign jurisdictions.

Oozeer said, “With the expanded territorial reach of the GDPR, the proposed new data protection regime will surely help to spur growth in the Mauritian ICT/business process outsourcing sector, and generally, facilitate the transfer of personal data from EU-based companies to Mauritian companies. With the new regime, it is expected that the country will attract more business opportunities from EU-based companies in emerging areas such as analytics, Big Data and FinTech. By establishing a regime that will provide a level of data protection equivalent to that ensured within the EU, Mauritius should, in principle, be recognised by the European Commission as a third country that provides an adequate level of protection for the purposes of the GDPR.”

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